Height: 160cm | Eye Color: Green | Hair Color: Light Brown
Goda Žukauskaitė - contemporary dancer, performer, maker based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Goda is graduated from Amsterdam Academy of the Arts, Modern Theatre Dance department (2018). She is a dancer / performer of a few dance companies: “Kalpanarts” (NL), “Schweigman&” (NL), “Bitter Sweet Dance” (NL). Goda is also working in collaboration with various independent artists and organisations around The Netherlands and Lithuania.
Goda was born in Lithuania. Since childhood, she has been practising dance and theatre. Goda was playing in Youth Dance Theatre “Aglija” for eight years (2002 - 2010) and then working as a dancer/actress in two professional theatres in Lithuania - Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre and The State Small Theatre of Vilnius (2010 - 2014). Before leaving to Amsterdam, she was studying acting/contemporary dance in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (2012 - 2014).
Goda is constantly taking workshops with world leading choreographers/dancers, creating her own performances and practises.
Goda’s dance practise is very much related to research on physical body transformation while doing an act of performing. She is using physical theatre methods, searching for connections with people and space around, constantly challenging herself, looking for different perspectives of dance and inviting for the dialog while bringing her own state and opening up the senses. Goda has a lot of experience in site specific projects as well as on stage, an active collaboration with other art disciplines.
Goda is questioning how much performance is present in the reality and how much reality is present in the performance.
Blenard Azizaj | Human | 2018
Bitter Sweet Dance | Titanic (remake of O. Naharin 'Sinking of the Titanic') | 2017 - 2018
Uri Ivgi & Johan Greben | Mr. Lonely | 2017
Julio Cesar Iglesias Ungo | Crack in Dawn | 2016
Estefano Romani | Hurricane | 2016
Keren Levi | Adjusted Pictures of Ever-Moving Thoughts | 2015
Peter Uray | Romeo & Juliet | 2013 - 2014
Gertjan Adema | Humming around and around | 2018 - 2019
Happy International Workers’ Day (12h long durational performance) | 2018
Beatrice | film | 2018
Here or There | 2017
st.One | film | 2016
Deep water is deep | 2015 - 2016
long term projects
Performative Reality | founder | since 2018
ex.change.art | co - founder, performer | since 2017
Leading movement practises / therapies for elderly people, children, specific groups of adults or teenagers.
Developing and leading workshops: Live Movement Practise, Tools for a Performative Body, Technical movements in the transforming body, Fairy tale Therapy.